Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

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The article presents information on the medicinal value of the plant Bacopa monnieri or water hyssop. This is an Indian herb and is a brain boosting ayurvedic remedy. This plant is used to treat ...

Bacopa is a bright choice for better brainpower

Bacopa: brains & beauty

The article offers information on bacopa, an Ayurvedic herb used for skin and hair care. The herb is best known for its brain benefits, however, bacopa's potent antioxidant properties have caught...

Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris)

A terrific newcomer to American gardens is a Southwest native, Agastache rupestris, also known as sunset hyssop. This drought-tolerant subshrub is worth growing for its vivid color alone, but the best surprise has been the plant's hardiness and adaptability. It flourishes in climates as diverse as the Oregon coast, southern California, northern Colorado, eastern Iowa, Philadelphia, upstate New York, and (judging by a success report from Vienna) Austria. These regions include USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4b to 9, and a plethora of soil conditions, humidity levels, and temperature extremes.

Hyssop and horehound

The joy of growing and using herbs.

Towards the end of summer, a dark corner of my herb patch is transformed by the flowering of an unobtrusive plant, which suddenly is covered with blue flowers. The hyssop is blooming. It flowers with the white Greek oregano, bright orange and yellow calendulas all interspersed with the clear sky blue of borage flowers and blended together with the green and gold of the ginger mint.

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